Country:
Austria
Travelcode:
1ATSKG043_EN17

Salzkammergut - Lake District / Castles Tour DELUXE

Palaces & manors at the foot of the Alps

  • Experience the original Salzkammergut and enjoy a healthy, luxurious and authentic holiday.

    On this trip you will be accommodated in original castles and historical hotels or manor houses, decorated with great attention to detail.

    Allow yourself to be tempted by the flair of these traditional hotels, steeped in history and legends. Dive into a world in which philosophers dream up their thoughts, artists create their masterpieces and princes manage their estates. On this trip, exceptionally, the path is not the only destination...

     

     

     

    Tour profile:

    Country roads, cycling paths, field paths, terrain is hilly with some longer uphill stretches.

    Day 1: Salzburg

    Individual arrival and bike handover (if you have booked our bikes). Use the extra time for a stroll through the picturesque old part of this cultural and fascinating town.

    Day 2: Salzburg - Lake Mattsee, approx. 55 km

    The bike tour begins along the river Salzach down the river to Oberndorf, the place of origin of the famous Christmas carol "Silent Night". On to the Augustinian convent in Michaelbeuern and into the lake region Trumer-Seenland (Obertrumersee, Mattsee, Grabensee). You spend the night in a special, historically interesting place.

    Day 3: Lake Mattsee - Lake Mondsee, approx. 50 km

    Today you travel across the European Nature Reserve "Wenger Moor" to Neumarkt and on to Irrsee, in the Salzkammergut you continue to Mondsee with its castle and the Benedictine monastery, where your taste buds will be spoilt.

    Day 4: Lake Mondsee - Lake Traunsee, approx. 50 km

    You continue along Lake Mondsee; in Unterach am Attersee you take the boat to Weyregg. From Weyregg you cycle through the valley Aurachtal on to Gmunden with its unique ceramic glockenspiel and your special place of accommodation.

    Day 5: Lake Traunsee - Bad Aussee/Hallstatt, approx. 30 km

    Today we cycle a short distance to the railway station and take the train to Obertraun/Bad Aussee am Hallstättersee with its mighty Dachstein glacier massif and its charming ice caves. You continue by bike along the lake shore to today’s destination, the world heritage site of Hallstatt. Here you have the opportunity of visiting the charnel house and the salt mine.

    Day 6: Hallstatt - Lake Wolfgangsee, approx. 50 km

    We begin the day with a boat trip across Lake Hallstättersee and continue on to Bad Goisern and the imperial health resort Bad Ischl. Bad Ischl offers many intriguing historical places of interest such as the Empress Sissi’s tea house, the imperial villa, the imperial park and the Lehar villa. From here we continue along the Ischler- Ache to Wolfgangsee – the lake is today’s destination.

    Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee - Salzburg, approx. 60 km

    During today’s stage you cycle on the Ischlertrasse (between 1891 and 1957 the historical railway route between Salzburg and Bad Ischl). The route takes you along the lake shore to St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart’s sister Nannerl. After a thrilling downhill ride to Scharfling you continue along Mondsee through Thalgau and Eugendorf and then on the second part of the Ischlertrasse back to Salzburg and the first hotel you stayed in.

    Day 8: Salzburg

    Individual departure or extend your stay in Salzburg. Enjoy this great city!
  • DATES

    Arrival day: each Saturday & Sunday

    Season 1: April 30 - June 30 + September 01 - October 15
    Season 2: July 01 - August 31


    ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

    ARRIVAL BY PLANE

    Airport: Munich (MUC), Salzburg (SZG)


    ARRIVAL BY CAR

    Parking: parking lot near the hotel (€ 0-15,-/day depending on the hotel).


    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

    Train station: Salzburg, Munich


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Helmets: are mandatory in Austria for children up to 12 years! Please bring your own.


    Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
  • Included services:

    • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
    • daily luggage transport
    • 1x ferry ride on Lake Attersee incl. bike (during season approx. May 1- September 20.)
    • 1x cruise on Lake Hallstättersee incl. bike
    • 1x train ride Lake Traunsee - Bad Aussee

    • water bottle
    • maps and information material per room
  • Choose Categories

    S1 30.04. - 30.06.17 from 910 €
    S2 01.07. - 31.08.17 from 1.020 €
    S1 01.09. - 15.10.17 from 910 €

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    children 0-1,99 years -100%
    children 2-6,99 years  -30%
    children 6-13,99 years -20%
       
    Bicycle & equipment  
    7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/21-speed-bike 70
    E-bike 170
    GPS-rental 25
       
    Additional night
    Salzburg season 1 (dbl/sgl) 100/137
    Salzburg season 2 (dbl/sgl)
    138/175

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR
  • in chosen castle hotels or manor house hotels* of 4-star category

  • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

    The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and equipped with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

    You can choose between the following bikes:

    • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes
    • 7-speed-bike with backpedal brake
    • E-bikes unisex

    E-bike

    With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

  • Diese Reise wurde mit
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    5,8 Joost K. | 16.06.2017 Salzkammergut castles tour

    Salzkammergut deluxe

    This was a wonderful choice and a well designed route. The accommodations were beautiful and each as uniquely charming as the next. Truly memorable hotels, all of them. We had little trouble with self guidance and equipment was just right. We enjoy ...
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    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
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    • On-site assistance 6
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    5,8 Patricia W. | 16.09.2016 Salzkammergut castles tour

    Wonderful self-guided bike tour!

    Enjoyed the entire trip a lot .... the scenery was amazing! The bikes were very nice & comfortable. Heinz did a great job fitting us with all we needed to ride comfortably! He explained the route foots and gave us some ideas to tour along the way. The ...
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    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • Route-character 6
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    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5,5 George S. | 12.09.2016 Salzkammergut castles tour

    Excellent tour

    Heinz did an amazing job. Bikes were in excellent condition. Hotels, all four star were fabulous and a view times we got upgraded to suites. Breakfasts were top drawer. Heinz recommendations for dinner restaurants were helpful. When contacted by email ...
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    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
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